Episode 30 - Sarah Longfield from See Think Make - Social Enterprise Conversations
May 27, 2016•24 min
Not every social enterprise is a full-time outfit. And not every person that runs a social enterprise necessarily wants that to be the case. What I’ve come to learn from my personal social enterprise journey so far is that while the desire to do good may be unlimited, sometimes the actual demands of it can be a little overwhelming.
What matters the most is that good is being done. Lives are being changed. We may not be able to save the entire world with one giant act of kindness, but we can help individuals on a much smaller scale. Surely if we were all to do that, the cumulative effects and positive vibes would no doubt echo across the planet?
Perhaps that is somewhat idealistic. Idealism is, it seems, a key component when one seeks to create social change. But the idealism must be tempered. It has to be harnessed, yes, but it also has to have just the right amount of realism in there. Often realism is what helps get things done, and allows plans to be effective.
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